How do I read my electric meter?

The Electronic Meter- with digital meters, all you have to do is read the meter like the mileage odometer in your car. Every time the number increases, that’s another kilowatt-hour used. The Dial Meter- Electric meters have either four or five dials. They turn in alternate directions- some clockwise, some counter clockwise. To read your meter, record each arrows position on a sheet of paper with a drawing of the dials. After you’ve filled in the meter dials, write the number represented by each arrow’s position. 

The reading on this dial is 73256. 

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When an arrow is between two numbers, always use the smaller number. The only exception is if the arrow is between the 9 and 0, then you record the 9.

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